Gaza medics: 40 killed in Israeli strike on UN school
David Edwards
Published: Tuesday January 6, 2009


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An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed at least 40 people who had taken refuge inside a UN school in the Gaza Strip, the third such attack in a day, medics said.

The strike hit near a school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, in the northern town of Jabaliya, they said.

People inside the building had taken refuge from the raging conflict in the territory, witnesses and medics said. The toll quickly rose as rescuers struggled through the rubble.

Earlier in the day, two people were killed when an artillery shell slammed into a school in the southern town of Khan Yunis and three people were killed in an air strike on a school in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, medics said.

CNN's Kiran Chetry talked with the director of the U.N. Refugee and Works agency, John Ging, who said that there is no place for innocent civilians to take refuge in Gaza.

"There is no safe sanctuary in Gaza at the moment," Ging said, adding that "even in UN installations people are not safe."

This video is from CNN's American Morning, broadcast Jan. 6, 2008.




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(with wire reports)



 
 


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